Scope and content
FRAZ/15 consists of one box of 157 letters comprising three distinct groups: letters to Sir James Frazer on general topics, with a small grouping within it of testimonial letters in support of the publication of Frazer's anthropological notebooks, followed by letters written to Lilly Frazer concerning subscriptions to Besterman's 'Bibliography'. The dates of the letters span 1898-1937.
Letters 1-28 and 45-47 are written to James George Frazer and cover general topics reflective of other runs of correspondence in the collection.
Letters 29-44 are replies to letters asking for testimonials of the utility of the publication of Frazer's anthropological notebooks, which were published as the "Anthologia Anthropologica" series. The letters are written to Frazer and include letters from influential anthropologists whose letters appear in other runs of correspondence in the collection. Most of the letters have sticky labels affixed to many corners as if they were in an album at one time.
Letters 48-152 are letters written to Lady Frazer concerning subscriptions to Theodore Besterman's "Bibliography". It is evident that she has written not only with information on the bibliography but also with a description of Frazer's blindness and the multiple surgeries, and many correspondents sympathise with his troubles. Many of these correspondents also appear elsewhere in the collection.